Zoot Prophet wetsuit was warm and I glided through even the choppy water by the turn around. Other than running into a large triangle buoy head-first (I apparently have a problem with this...) I thought I was having a great swim.
Until I got out and my watch said 31:11. Ahhhhhhhhh what was that?! Oops! Guess there is still much work to be done.
Lauren. I have put a lot of work into my bike this off season and my goal at this race was to lay down a solid bike split. Out of T1 the other goal became to hold off super-cyclist Lauren as long as possible. The back side of the course was quite windy. Other than struggling a bit to hold my watts up into the wind, the bike went by quick and I felt like my legs might not be there to run when I got off (which is what everyone kept telling me they should feel like). Lauren and I came back into T2 together. My 2:41 bike split was faster than last year and I felt that for the first time it wasn't light years away from the other pro girls.
A big THANK YOU to my sponsors:
Zoot Sports for outfitting me with the best shoes around, along with every tri-related clothing item a girl could ever wish for. Profile Design for my aero bars and some suhweeeeeet wheels! Quintana Roo for a bike that I absolutely love. TriSports.com for carrying everything triathlon related and having such a great cheerful staff to help me when I call. ZipVit for fueling me along the way. SableWater Optics for allowing me to see while I swim. Extreme Endurance for keeping lactic acid at bay. Rudy Project for my rockin glasses and helmets. SCAPE labs for protecting my skin. MicroscopeWorld for many days when I leave work mid-day to ride out in the sunshine.